A Throw of Dice (1930)

A Throw of Dice

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Following up on the success of Prem Sanyas and Shiraz, director Franz Osten and star Himansu Rai team up again to spin this melodramatic romantic epic. Ranjit (Charu Roy) and the nefarious Sohan (Rai) are kings with a passion for gambling and the same woman -- Sunita (Seeta Devi). One day Ranjit bets it all in a crooked game of craps and loses it all -- his crown and his love -- and is forced to become Ranjit's slave. Eventually Sohan's evil deeds are uncovered and he is herded off a cliff by an … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Art House & International, Classics
Directed By:
Written By: W.A. Burton & Max Jungk
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On DVD: Jul 15, 2008
Runtime:
Hollywood Pictures Inc.

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Critic Reviews for A Throw of Dice

All Critics (8) | Top Critics (1)

A treat for Indian movie buffs and lovers of silent melodrama alike.

Full Review… | August 31, 2007
Time Out
Top Critic

[An] amazingly fluid silent-era Indian feature, with a breathtaking use of open air, space and lots of extras.

Full Review… | February 21, 2014
Combustible Celluloid

A Throw of Dice is a remarkable silent movie.

Full Review… | February 21, 2014
Observer [UK]

The story itself is nothing special, but the lush jungle setting is magnificent and it gives the film a special feeling.

Full Review… | July 26, 2010
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Osten's film, which features more than 10,000 extras and 1,000 horses, is as excessive and beautiful as any scene from Antony and Cleopatra or Ben-Hur.

Full Review… | August 31, 2007
Daily Telegraph

Extravagantly romantic, with a stirring score by Nitin Sawhney.

Full Review… | August 31, 2007
Guardian

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